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terrific things about castro tarts it's a wonderful atmosphere whether to grab a cup of coffee or eat breakfast or a sandwich and a place that is really affordable and neighbor focused business, and i will admit i'm biased because it's my regular cafe where i go all the time and another great thing about it is when you go in there even if you haven't come in for a month they remember your name they also remember what you ordered last time or maybe if there are three different things that you like to order and they ask you which one you want at that time so it's a great place to have in the neighborhood, so i am really thrilled to be honoring castro tarts today and why don't you all come up?
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trudy and melissa and william and thank you for being part of our neighborhood. thank you. did you want to say smg. >> thank you for all of the support and my family enjoy doing the business in the castro district and we treat everybody like our own family and my wife judy is pretty amazing and understands every single person and order and make everybody come into the cafe like a family member and we know every person coming to enjoy our cafe and thank you for the continuing support. thank you. [applause]
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>> thank you supervisor wiener. why don't we go to now district seven. supervisor elsbernd. >> i am presenting today for supervisor chu. she asked me to present. this is someone i think more than anyone else knows about the restaurant business because she grew up in a restaurant. her parents owned and operated a business all through her childhood and knows the ins and out's of a good restaurant. she chosen some place i might chosen and parkside tavern. they are not here today but what is a very obvious working. they were working really hard last night
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and need to get ready to go tomorrow u but those that know the sunset, the parkside tavern, the owner larry doyle lives in the area and active as a community member. uses the restaurant as a great community resource, be contributes to the community, makes it available to various groups and it's become a great gathering place for those that love sport of all kind, and those that like a quiet comfort sun shut meal in the sunset and i would like to congratulate the parkside tavern. >> thank you supervisor elsbernd bernd. why don't we go to district six, supervisor kim. >> great. so today i have the pleasure of honoring sam's diners. and in the district there are amazing restaurant so in district six it was a
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difficult decision and i am honored honor them and the owner was enable to be here but her partner will be here. genie purchased it five years ago and samed it sam after the first initials of her three children, samuel, abigail and mica. she contributed a considerable amount of money into renovating this restaurant and a strong tenant in the corridor. i go to sam's regularly and a big fan of the korean tacos and if you would like to check that out. it's close to our office. the dinear is welcoming to great broad section of the neighborhood and it's
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accessible and affordable and delicious and where many of the actors of the stage shows go well and stays opens late to accommodate those folks and rejuvenate the arts district? a. genie grew up where food was part of the living and hard work and spirit and overcoming obstacles and she actually makes would meals herself and definitely complement the chef when she is there. she is often busing tables on top of cooking so lee if you would like to say a few words on behalf of your partner genie. it's a pleasure to have you here today. >> thank you supervisor kim. we enjoy the recognition. genie isn't here so i can brag. i
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don't know anyone that works harder than she does and up early and stay late and does a great job of taking care of me and the three lovely children. the only complaint of the business i had to let my suits out for all the food i eat when i am there and thank you supervisor kim for your support. we really appreciate it. [applause] >> congratulations. why don't we now go to district five colleague, supervisor christina olague. >> district five has so many restaurants that we could appreciate during this month and i am happy to have selected nopa for this industry and a great
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restaurant that promotes the community. the owners are highly involved in the neighborhood and working closely with the merchant association to improve the district. they have done so much to improve the vis diro corridor and more vibrant place for visitors and neighbors and it's a namesake for the panhandle community and sits at the middle of the neighborhoods. its cuisine is delicious and attracts people near and far and using locally sourced ingredients. as we observe national food day i wanted to recognize the restaurant that has significant impact on our business community and neighborhood and also uses the power of food to reach diverse communities and those in need. in addition to the positive impact on its surrounding neighborhood they also
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participate in the episcopal community services conquering homelessness through employment and food services or commonly known as the chef's program which trains homeless adults in the operations of the culinary industry. it is incredibly important that we as a community give back to others, and jeff and allison promote a culture of giving through their restaurants. i would like -- and you empowered employees and a wonderful thing so without any additional delay i will like to restaurant them with the 2012 appreciate honor for district five. >> thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you. we're very honored. my husband laurence hoped to be here as well and jeff and i business partner and
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we are lucky to be included in this month's honorium and thank you for having us and we will keep doing what we do because we love doing t thanks. [applause] >> thank you. supervisor olague. i have the honor of making the next presentation for my district, district three. let me start off by saying i hate restaurant appreciation month for two reasons. one, during the ceremony i get extremely hungry. secondly, san francisco we have the highest per capita number of restaurants of any city in the country, and my district apparently has the highest number of restaurants per square mile of any square mile in our city, and we have
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so many amazing restaurants it literally takes my staff several meetings and i to hash out who we think should be recognized every year and it's my honor to recognize a relatively new restaurant in north beach and extremely loved in the neighborhood. i would like to invite up liz. i think i saw you back there. if you could step up to the microphone and liz is half of the partnership of dane and liz and the partners behind bottle cap. they lived in north beach sing 2008 and the story of bottle cap this amazing couple wondered why there wasn't any restaurants with the farm table approach and keeping things local and the fisheries and farming throughout california and bottle cap opened
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up in 2010 of the former location of the washington square bar and grill and for you to know it was quite a sight to bring in a new restaurant but they have certainly erks seeded all of our expectations. in addition to great cocktails and organic and sustainable food at a affordable price they're a business to help show case the local arts. if you come tuesday through friday you will hear live music in the lounge and musicians that have been playing for decades. bottle cap hangs the work of local artists on the walls. the dining room has works showing every one to two months in rotation. they have hosted numerous charitable events and guest bartender tonight for events and receptions and fundraisers and
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for singing groups. i want to thank liz the work you're doing in employing folks and allowing your restaurant to be the site for community meetings that we work on difficult but hopefully solvable issues and i want to take the opportunity to thank you and your husband what you're doing with bottle cap. thank you so much. >> thank you so much for the recognition. it's a tough business. it can be challenging and we appreciate the support very much. thank you. [applause] >> our district two colleague
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will provide the next accommodation. supervisor farrell. >> thank you president chiu. colleagues today i have the honor of honoring a couple in restaurant district two which had its legged started in a different district. i don't know if it's district nine but i am proud to bring forward craig and annie stole who operate del fiona pizza on california street and their second pizza operation in the city and dove tailing off of the success in the restaurant that i used to go to quite a
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bit. district eight. congratulations. they opened up on california and have done such amazing job. it's one of the most popular places in my district and we opened up this with great success. they have been written up chronicle and "new york times" and npr which i didn't realize and they're the go to place and it's an honor to bring you both forward today. to let you know about the stoles. craig is from new york but came to san francisco and graduated from the culinary institute of america and won a james berd award and numerous accolades and
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annie is a restaurant our and icon here. >> >> and over seeing the hiring and the pizza locations and won the wait staff awards result of the efforts and they're hard working entrepreneurs and a beloved restaurant and i want to thank you guys for opening up the restaurant in the district and look forward to working with you for years to come so congratulations. [applause] >> well, thank you for having a restaurant appreciation month to start with, and thank you supervisor for nominating us, and thanks to our staff mostly for -- the 45 staff out of 200 total who work at california street and they're the ones that do it everyday, and thanks to them that we're standing here. they're amazing so thanks to
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them and our customers -- the other thing is our customers are incredible at all of our restaurants and they trust us, and they allow us to do what we do and it's both communities that keep the places going so anyway thank you. >> thank you. >> [applause] >> our next presentation will be our district one colleague, supervisor mar. >> thank you president chiu. it's hard to follow the great restaurants from my colleagues
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and the ten districts but i think we saved the best for last for the richmond district . i am sure you willy agree. i will give you a quiz. you have to guess the restaurant. where is the place to go for the best sunset at the beach and see weddings and streakers might be striking through the back area with the lawn chairses. you can get rip tide red or pale ale and see some of the best music around. you can also find the wpa muralos the ground floor in the incredibly restored buildings and go to taco tuesdays and movies i think it's monday and so much fun is there. it's the beach chalet and gold
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park and at the end of ocean beach as well and i am glad laura is here and if you want amber you can as well. i wanted to say that the beach chalet and the park chalet and the new one you opened is incredible places and the beach chalet is at the western end of golden gate park. there are tremendous features of amazing history of san francisco with wpa created by lam bow in the 30's and the art work shows the favor of the time and incredible for fans to see that the wpa created these art projects and this is a dream they created when they were 24
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and 25 years old at sf state. i am reading from the seven by seven magazine. and how was the idea for the beach chalet done? and in their early 20's at the time and this is lara speaking "i recently graduated from the beach chalet and came up for lease and we lived in the sunset and he had his eye on the spot for his dream restaurant. we were home brewing and decided brewing would be the perfect operation. he wrote the business plan for his final assignment at school and since i was a new mom i did leg work and literally before the web and my research was doesn't on the beach and checking with surfers
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and what their favorite foods were. that is from laura's writing and i want to thousands of people go there. i think as the giants win the world series there were be people at the park and beach chalet too and laura is a tremendous leader in the ocean beach revitalization effort. she serves on spurs, ocean beach master plan with me and supervisor chu and a tremendous activists to make sure that we have a sustainable future about everything and it's her dream and vision for businesses giving back to the stay and i want to thank you for the restaurant and this the vision you carried out and this is laura. >> thank you so much. [applause] >> that was a wonderful introduction. i really
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appreciate it and thank you so much supervisor mar for this wonderful honor to all of our supervisors and mayor for creating this opportunity for restaurants and it's wonderful to be among so many amazing restaurants in the city receiving this great award. we're very appreciative, and on behalf of my husband and partner gar and all of our team i want to express what a privilege we feel it is to operate restaurants in what we believe is one of the most beautiful parts of san francisco, golden gate park and ocean beach and as supervisor mar mentioned we have been working diligently for the last 15 plus years not just on these restaurants which are just so close to our hearts and it's the community that we moved to for college and raised our children in, and we feel so
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proud of not just being able to attract tourists to this world class location, but to also really serve our community. that was always part of our big goal in establishing these venues. the work at ocean beach has been a very significant effort on our part, and it's been a incredible opportunity to work with our san francisco leaders as a community, and the state and federal governments to bring all the different forces together to create an opportunity for stewardship and vision and we are so proud of where we are today and we have a very visionary and unprecedented set of recommendations for ocean beaf's master plan, and funding finally through spur. spur is doing an amazing job leading
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this process and that is super vieting and we have been thrilled to work with our leaders and also i want to say a business and one of san francisco's vital industries, the hospitality industry, your support of our businesses is really so important to our success, and our ability to contribute to our communities, so we really want to thank you for that as well. thank you so much. [applause] >> our last presentation today will be by our district ten colleague supervisor cohen. >> thank you very much. good afternoon everyone. it's nice to see you. it's always fun to come to the chamber when we're celebrating. i want to read something to you. school is a social group of fish that swim
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in a coordinated manner to increase their family's over all defense, efficiency and success. this is the same principle that built a restaurant inside district ten also called school. not to be confused with old school which is also district ten business, but school. yeah. please come up. i am pleased here to honor a unique san francisco restaurant and skool and her and the partners have been the most active in the association and poero hill and dog patch and educated to make the neighborhood a thriving place and located on alameda and if you haven't been there you must go. take my word for it. it's a beautiful space and menu. they utilized local designers
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and recycled and refurbished to create their modern -- when i say modern it really is and modern and welcome being atmosphere. a special feature is their wonderful patio and garden style with heat lamps and the nights are chilly they have warm kompy blankets for you. they thought of everything. they continue the community commitment and look for sustainable greends and locally produced and glutton free and some deep fried japanese mushrooms. i haven't had that one. but i had the squid seafood spaghetti and it's divine and another favorite is the lavender pan cota for
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desert. on the review for school there was a couple that summed it up like this. "it was simply divine" and please put your hands together and welcome olia. >> thank you so much supervisor. really kind words. i am honored. i am humbled. i am happy to receive the award among the other lovely restaurants of san francisco and i am honored to be part of your district and playing a role and making it a better place for the future. [applause] and it's not entirely gliewton free but we have a glutton free menu.
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>> thank you supervisor cohen. i want to see if ms. mendoza from the mayor's office -- oh i didn't see you. well thank you for being here on behalf of the mayor and i appreciate the giant's paraphernalia. >> thank you. my hat is still wet from last night. an amazing victory. [applause] >> i am thrilled to be here this afternoon to represent the mayor to honor our restaurant, and with all due respect strfer mar the best was saved for last. [applause] >> i want to tell you a little bit about old school cafe and i know supervisor cohen is very proud of this establishment as well, so old school cafe is a faith base violence prevention
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program providing jobs and training to youth with emphasis on at risk youth age 16 to 22 in a 1940 style supper club. they confront the epidemic of violence and providing at risk youth who were incarcerated or part of the foster youth program with a variety of opportunities not normally afforded to them. i wanted to share an exert from a recent article about old school because the person that started old school is phenomenal and i know you did that and she was a correction's office and she worked with gang affiliated youth and bumped up against the same problem. many of the kids have committed crime for money and discourage them to return to drugs and violence
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after doing jail time she needed to offer a legal alternative. in 2003 theresa was unfortunately laid off by the school district but this was one of the time its was a blessing in disguise. she managed the head start family services program and in 2004 she had the idea of launching a restaurant entirely staffed by our youth . the goal was to provide job skills and provide and responsibilities among the young workers who range from 16 to 22. theresa had no experience i think it's safe to say in the restaurant business and she cashed out most of the retirement fund and opened school school cafe in 2005 and operated it out of her home. now 21 staff members serve up 75 southern style dishes

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